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DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2018 631, Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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DH Lescombes
2018 631, Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Bright garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of red cassis, dark agave syrup, ripe strawberry, roasted beets in citrus vinaigrette, candied orange, and vermouth with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, amusing, medium-long finish that presents notes of cinnamon and maple-vanilla with light oak flavor. An appetizing, balanced, complex Cabernet with aromatics akin to vermouth or citrus-forward amari; highly recommended.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: red cassis, dark agave syrup, ripe strawberry, roasted beets in citrus vinaigrette, candied orange, and vermouth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon and maple-vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appetizing, balanced, complex Cabernet with aromatics akin to vermouth or citrus-forward amari; highly recommended.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.